Category Archives: Podcasts

Presentation2-Copy-2-150x150Welcome to the CFO Thought Leader podcastOur mission is to bring you personal firsthand accounts of CFOs who are driving change within their organizations.CFO Thought Leader is all about inspiring finance professionals to take a leadership leap. We know that by hearing about the successes — (and yes, also the failures) — of others, today’s CFOs can more confidently chart their own leadership paths across the enterprise and take inspired action.

292: Empowering the Business | Steve Love, CFO, Dialpad

As an operations-oriented CFO, Steve Love has rapidly scaled both public and privately held SaaS/software and cloud-based technology companies. Join us when Steve traces his career from Ernst & Young (providing assurance and SEC services) to the CFO office, where he has raised funds from top-tier VCs and institutions, launched subsidiaries, and helped to target, negotiate, and…
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291: When Doubling the Company’s Size | Roberto Simon, CFO, WEX, Inc.

Having acquired Electronic Funds Source last summer as part of  $1.1 billion deal, WEX, Inc., has made no secret of its appetite for growth. Join us when WEX CFO Roberto Simon shares his CFO mind-set and explains how M&A challenges are really doors of opportunity that allow organizations to optimize their operations and sharpen their competitive edge. Guest: Roberto Simon,…
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290: The CFO Work Ethic: Six Finance Leaders Explain Why There Is No Substitute for Hard Work

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289: Gaining Influence | Lars Sudmann, Finance Thought Leader

The former CFO of Procter & Gamble Belgium traces his steps back in time and shares advice for CFOs who are tasked with driving change within their organizations. Book Recommendations on Leadership and Management True North by Bill George The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard The Rules of Management by Richard Templar Lars's Site:…
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288: The Big Year | Jack Callicutt, CFO, Galectin Therapeutics

To span the realm of opportunities in biotech is to gaze down an infinite loop of possibilities with no beginning or end—a place seemingly at odds with the environs of more practical-minded finance leaders, who find comfort in the finite. Yet few CFOs likely wield greater influence than those who set down roots in the…
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287: Elevating Your Workforce Priorities | Amit Singhi, CFO, FLIR Systems

After spending 20 years building a finance career inside auto giant Ford Motor Company, Amit Singhi leaped to FLIR Systems, where he is now methodically redefining the role of finance as he advances a variety of talent development and organizational initiatives. Join us as Amit reflects back on the experiences that shaped his CFO mind-set…
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286: Mastering the On Demand Talent Model | Nick Vandergrift, CFO, MS Companies

MS Companies has created a way for more than 600 manufacturers, including 20 Fortune 500 companies, to instantly fill open jobs and reduce workforce costs by calculating exactly how many on-demand workers are needed to meet their demands.  Join us when Nick Vandergrift, CFO, MS Companies explains how he first joined the firm as a financial…
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285: The Divergent CFO | Steffen Parratt, CFO, KCG Holdings, Inc.

Having been a software entrepreneur, technology investor and restructuring advisor, Steffen Parratt says his divergent career has long been fueled by technology transformation, a pairing that would ultimately lead him to the CFO office of KCG Holdings, Inc. , a financial services firm specializing in market making and high frequency trading.  Join us when Steffen…
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284: The Leadership Talent Continuum: Four CFOs Ponder The Roots of Leadership

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283: From Finance Leader to Chief Executive | Ken Østreng, CFO, Confirmit

As a CFO, Ken Østreng has been highly visible across his Nordic-based firm’s multinational operations. Whether he was identifying international acquisition targets or new incentives to help drive sales, he became one of Confirmit's "go-to" leaders, and in the minds of management the natural successor to Confirmit's CEO Henning Hansen. And, so when Henning recently…
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